at least four French are among the more than 2,000 dead

Has Morocco accepted foreign aid? How does this system work?


So far, Morocco has not yet asked for international assistance. However, the French ambassador to Morocco, Christophe Lecourtier, explained today RTLcontacted the Moroccan authorities yesterday, Saturday, “which assessed the situation because the southern regions are very isolated and far from urban centers”. “They sent helicopters to get a clearer picture of the situation. They assured us that they would be back soon enough once they had done that assessment to mobilize foreign aid.he emphasized.

The approval of the Moroccan government is required to go to disaster areas, said Philippe Besson, president of the International Emergency Fire Brigade. “My colleague on the ground told me that the Moroccan government has deployed a lot of resources, but much access is not possible because these areas are inaccessible. Bridges need to be rebuilt to access the site. The big picture is not clear”he added.

Contacted by Agence France-Presse late this morning, Arnaud Freis, president of the French NGO Secouristes sans frontières, confirmed that he had not. “It has not yet received permission to intervene, but it seems that the situation is developing, because Tunisia also has permission [après le Qatar et la Jordanie] intervene »he clarified.

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